This month Kristy, the artist and owner of Some Odd Girl stamps is having a celebration. In honour of her 31st birthday, this month there are 31 days of tutorials, how tos and giveaways. There’s lots going on, and you can join in now over on Kristy’s “The Odd Girl” blog. Today is the 10th day, so make sure that you scroll back through and check out the previous posts in this event!
I’m thrilled to be helping celebrate again this year. Last year I posted some colouring videos, which you can check out >HERE<. This year I’ve created a little step by step on colouring a festive night sky.
Some of you may remember me posting the coloured image on this project over on FaceBook a while ago, well, I FINALLY decided what to do with her!
I spent quite a while colouring the image, and as it is a favourite, it seemed fitting to create a little something for myself. So, I found a cheap 8″x8″ black frame, removed the glass and used it to create this project.
One of my other great loves is Graphic 45 paper. I love it so much that I rarely use it! I end up saving most of the papers for special projects and altered items, which I usually don’t find the time to create. It was fantastic to actually use some of it for a fun keepsake project. The pads I used for this were Le Cirque and Olde Curiosity Shoppe for the butterflies.
All too often, with the constant new releases, gorgeous older stamps and images get forgotten. I often look back over my photo folders at cards made over the past few years, and it occured to me that it might be nice to share the experience. So, I’ll be scheduling a post each week looking back at previous creations which I feel deserve another turn to shine!
This stamp – The Travelers – captured my heart immediately. I have a soft spot for all things wolf-related, and romantic gypsy images. I also love how this card turned out with the beautiful Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers.
I coloured the image with Distress Inks, which was quite a labour of love considering I far prefer markers. Even so, I was pretty happy with the results. I do have this image on my list to revisit using markers, when I do it will be interesting to compare!
Thank you for all your comments on yesterday’s fat-tastic unicorn card! I definitely had a lot of fun colouring him. Today the Krafty Girls are showing off more creations with the new kit, in a Krafty Hop.
The new Three Wishes Krafty Klubhouse Kit is now available to buy direct from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and Kimmie has a special offer for you! Order the set before September 9th and you can pick a free $8 stamp from any of the KKS lines!
Check out the Inlinkz (click the blue frog) at the bottom of this post for a full list of the Krafty Girls showing off creations in today’s hop.
I love the image I used today almost as much as the chunky unicorn I posted yesterday, which is to say that I love it rather a lot indeed. Colouring the Fortune Teller was a lot of fun, and I played with some colours I don’t use that often – purples and dark greens.
You can see the full hop list over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog if you are just joining us or if you are lost! If you are already on the hop you should have hopped over here from ALICE’S BLOG.
As you know if you read yesterday’s post, I love the Wizard of Oz, so choosing the stamps to use for today’s card was a no-brainer! I have used two of Annie Rodrigue’s new stamps – Scarecrow and Tin-Man. This would be a fun friendship card or maybe a “just because” or birthday card for a Wizard of Oz fan.
Time for the third day of previews for the new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release! Today the Krafty Girls are showing off the latest designs from Annie Rodrigue. Join us as we follow the yellow brick road!
Today is also the start of a new challenge! You can find out all about the challenge and see which of the Krafty Girls have previews today by checking the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog. Be sure to leave a comment at every stop as two lucky commenting stampers will each win a package of three of the new Annie Rodrigue stamps! Plus if you enter the challenge this week you could win one of the new stamps as seen on our hostess’ card!
On my card today I have used COWARDLY LION. Love it!
Do YOU know what day it is? It’s Krafty RELEASE Day and it’s the last release of the year! Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps are releasing their new DECEMBER stamps and there are a host of awesome images to check out.
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with! We’ve got something for everyone. There is a fun new SET by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life - SUGAR AND SPICE! We also have TWO fantastic sets of VALENTINES from Emilie Goulet called LOTS OF LOVE 1 AND LOTS OF LOVE 2. And of course we have an amazing new set of six ALICE IN WONDERLAND stamps from Annie Rodrigue! PLUS we are also releasing a coordinating set of WONDERLAND SENTIMENTS!!
You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER Krafty Hop! You should have hopped over here from the fantastic JEANNE’S BLOG. If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stampsfrom the new release! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!
On my card today I have used the fantastic new MAD HATTER stamp. I am a sucker for the Mad Hatter, so I absolutely love this image.
I am in LOVE. You may or may not know that one of my little obsessions is the Wizard of Oz. So, you can imagine my delight when I saw the new papers from Graphic 45, and again, when they arrived in stock at Quixotic Paperie!